The season is nearing its close -- 11 games remain. The magic number for both AL East and Wild Card elimination for the Jays is just three. The questions of interest are mostly numerical -- do either Doc or AJ (or both) have two more wins left in them to get to 20? Does anybody get to .300, to 20 homers, or even to 80 RBI? Not really captivating stuff. So let's try out a Question of the Day ...
Rank the Blue Jays Top 10 Most Valuable Players, in order. Explain your rankings, even the smart-ass versions. Ready? I'll start you off with one; you fill in the next nine (yes, this might be harder than you think!) ...
1. Roy Halladay (duh!)
Some of the names you'll probably use -- Wells, Overbay, Rios, Eckstein, Stairs -- are no real surprise; some -- Litsch, Inglett, Marcum -- might be categorized as real surprises. There are names that will appear on some ballots but not others (Barajas, Lind, Ryan); then there are names we might have fully expected to be near ballot's top back in April that probably won't be (Rolen, Accardo) -- but that's your call.
The real trick is in how you'll rank them. (P.S., no votes for Cito -- this is players only!) Ready? Go!